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Jan 1, 2013 1:00pm EST
the justice department. host: we will go to carl. caller: i believe this is about a monopoly on the common man. when they borrow from social security and medicaid to finance these wars, that is what put us in that particular position. it was a republican president that had done it. we need to go back to realizing cuts on home? what are the cuts going to do? how will they affect the common people? how will they affect the common class? host: we will keep getting your thoughts. while we wait for democrats to come to be microphones before that happens first from today's "washington journal" our interview with his thoughts on this deal that was approved in the early hours. >> he is the washington reporter for the nation. what do you think of this deal that was reached earlier this morning? >> what happened was one of the biggest measures the average to close the long term debt. yet the bush tax cut officially expired. you had the sequestered technically go into effect. what congress is doing now is basically undo that deficit reduction. they will and the most of the tax cuts. they will
Jan 3, 2013 5:00pm EST
political spending hidden by public views carl wealthy special interests have tried to buy the airwaves and fund expensive campaigns and try to sway the outcome of countless elections. the sunlight foundation reports during the 2012 collection cycle alone, superpacs spent $620 million. nobody believes corporations are people. they should not be able to use unlimited amounts of money to influence our elections. my democratic colleagues and i will provide the house with an opportunity to consider a constitutional amendment to overturn the flawed citizens united decision. to finally remove the donations from our system. in addition to addressing the uncontrolled money, congress should be ensuring every american citizen can easily exercise their right to vote. voting is fundamental to what it means to be an american but in recent years, losing a concerted efforts to discourage voters from casting a ballot. under the claim that voter fraud is a serious threat, they have methodically advanced. methods range from enacting voter i.d. laws to reducing the number of voting machines in lo
Jan 1, 2013 5:00pm EST
buttermilk. host: abc's jonathan carl, who has been a capitol hill producer for several years and is now going to be the new white house correspondent for abc is up on capitol hill following this. here is a tweed he just sent out. that is from a senate democratic leadership aide according to jonathan carl of abc news. james in new hampshire republican line. caller: happy new year. i am a republican died in the wall, but what i will say is both parties -- i don't know which one started disappearing -- started it and i don't care, why do they let it go to the last second? i am craig said every one of them. my congressman bass -- i am crazed at every one of them. my congressman bass, they got he got kicked out. all they are doing tonight is fixing unemployment, farms, and all that stuff, which needs to be done, and in two months we're going to be right back in the same spot. they should pass this tonight and then get three days off, and then all they should be doing is dealing with this negs debt ceiling -- next debt ceiling and the price of things. and that is all they have to do. host: th
Dec 27, 2012 10:00am EST
know when a carl icahn is going to show up and upset the apple cart and cause a corporation to get that one time share price bump up. but in the long run, it is hard to make your long-term returns. if you have an questions about whether that is happening, i have a new piece of macro economic evidence for you. number one, our public corporations are disappearing. the number of public companies listed on the u.s. exchanges has declined by more than 40% in the last 15 years. if it were a species, we would call it in danger. -- endangered. number two, the life span of a fortune 500 company was about 75 years in the 1920's. it is down to 15 years today. so if you have any doubt that short-termism is harming our corporations, that should be some evidence you think about. you might wonder if there is more going on than you have realized. what are we to do? the good news is, i do see this problem is very fixable, or at least improveable. we know what we need to do. of the first thing we need to do is try to reduce the influence of short-term investors in the market. in 1960, the holding pe
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